Hans Beirer

Intro Austrian opera singer
A.K.A. Beirer
Was Singer Opera singer
From Austria
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 23 June 1911, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Death 24 June 1993, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 82 years)
Star sign Cancer
Instruments:
Voice

Hans Beirer (23 June 1911, in Wiener Neustadt – 24 June 1993, in Berlin) was an Austrian heldentenor and Kammersänger. He was a regular company member at the Deutschen Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper and Hamburgischen Staatsoper and is best known internationally as an interpreter of the work of Wagner. While Beirer never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, he sang with the New York City Opera, in 1951, in Die Meistersinger and Aida. He appeared in Götz Friedrich's films of Salome (1974) and Elektra (1981).

Sources

K. J. Kutsch and Leo Riemens: Großes Sängerlexikon, K. G. Saur Verlag, München 1999/2000, ISBN 3-89853-133-3

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